June Newsletter

Posted by Heather Haylett on June 13, 2019 in Advocacy, Bicycle Safety , Events, Membership

Bike Easy News

PEOPLE FRIENDLY DRIVING WORKSHOPTUESDAY, JUNE 18TH

Learn how to share the road safely on Tuesday, June 18th at the Nora Navra Public Library from 6 – 7:30 pm with our People Friendly Driving class.

People Friendly Driving is a free class to educate motorists on safe driving behaviors around people who are walking or biking. Participants will learn how to navigate bicycle infrastructure on the roadways, how to avoid common crashes, as well as basic safety tips and techniques.

BICYCLING FOR ALLSAFETY & SKILLS SESSION, JUNE 18TH

Join us Tuesday, June 18th from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Algiers Regional Library for Bicycling for All. This is a free bicycling safety workshop to learn about the rules of the road, how to share the road, and safety and collision avoidance. Families are welcome! Free collapsible water bottles and bike lights for participants.

SMART BIKING COURSEJUNE 22 & 23

Our Smart Biking class will take place June 22nd and 23rd at the Bike Easy office (2100 Oretha Castle Haley). Smart Biking is a free course designed to help anyone feel comfortable safely riding a bike in traffic.

Topics covered include: Choosing a bike, adjusting the bike, maintenance, clothing/gear, rules of the road, handling basics, shifting gears, where to ride, infrastructure, crashes and hazards, night riding, rural riding, drive train maintenance, riding with a group, sharing paths and trails, inclement weather, night riding, rural riding, flat fixing

Smart Biking is free, but registration is required.

SEEKING A CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER

We’re hiring a Campaign Organizer! The Campaign Organizer will work closely with the Campaign Manager and Executive Director to build public support for Complete Streets that safely accommodate everyone and that promote health equity in Greater New Orleans, alongside our partners in the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition.

The Campaign Organizer will primarily be responsible for grassroots organizing, volunteer recruitment, coalition communications, and social media management.

To apply, email a cover letter, references, and résumé to Rob Henig Bell, Campaign Manager – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MOVING NEW ORLEANS BIKES UPDATE

The City of New Orleans’ Moving New Orleans Bikes is part of the City’s larger strategy to improve safety, equity, connection, and efficiency through better mobility. The first series of public input meetings happened in April, and we were proud to support the effort. It was great to see so many people come out to give their input! The second series of meetings will occur in July with a proposed network plan. Through careful planning and public input, the 4-month process will build on recent progress to create a vision for the City’s network of connected, protected, and low-stress bikeways, including many miles of bikeways that will be slated for rapid design and buildout.

If you weren’t able to attend a neighborhood meeting you can view the presentation here.

BECOME A BIKE EASY MEMBER!

Bike Easy Membership shows your belief in a future where people of all ages and abilities can bike, walk, and ride transit safely, whoever they are and wherever they live!

Bike Easy Memberships can be renewed annually, or you can maximize your impact by making small, automatic monthly donations as a Sustaining Member.

Become a Member!

JOIN THE COMPLETE STREETS COALITION

The New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition is a group of organizations, businesses, civic leaders, and everyday people who support improving our roadways and safe transportation options in order to enhance health, equity, sustainability, prosperity, and quality-of-life for the people of Greater New Orleans.

If your organization, business, community group or association, strongly support streets built to share that provide safe and convenient transportation options for everyone – whether driving, walking, biking, taking transit, or otherwise, sign on in support!

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: GREATER NEW ORLEANS CLEAN AIR COALITION

The Greater New Orleans Clean Air Coalition# is a coalition of local governments, state environmental agencies, relevant trade associations, businesses, industries, and ports who convene with the goal of finding the most effective ways to improve air quality, specifically focused on ozone.

BICYCLE SECOND LINE UPDATE

The Spring Bicycle Second Line rolled through New Orleans from City Park to the 7th Ward, into the Marigny, through the French Quarter and Mid-City, and finished at Second Line Brewing Sunday, May 28th.
It was a beautiful day and there were over 400 participants celebrating the joy of biking while building momentum for all Bike Easy’s efforts to improve mobility! Ride-goers enjoyed coffee at Doerr furniture, a quick stretch at Magnolia Yoga Studio, and grooved to the tunes of Egg Yolk Jubilee.

NEW BIKE PARKING

Bike Easy recently helped Bacchanal and The Domino get new bike racks and tool stations! Bike parking encourages people to reach their destination by bike and can even increase traffic to a business.

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New Fixit Station and bike parking at The Domino on St. Claude.

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New air pump and bike parking at Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits.

Interested in a bike rack or Fixit Station for your business? Contact David at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

MAY MEMBERSHIP MONTH RESULTS

May is Membership Month at Bike Easy and we had incredible results in 2019! May kicks off with GiveNOLA Day and donors are encouraged to start or renew their Bike Easy Membership during this regional day of giving. We continue to celebrate Membership Month throughout May in anticipation of the Spring Bicycle Second Line which is a Membership drive event as well as an occasion to celebrate the joy of biking!

MEMBERSHIP MONTH RESULTS

GiveNOLA Day:

  • $19,061 raised
  • 201 Donors
  • 121 New or Renewing Members

Bicycle Second Line:

  • $3,400 raised
  • 96 New or Renewing Members

Other Memberships during May:

  • 84 new or renewing Bike Easy Members

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